North Kootenai Water District

 

May 7, 2009

 

Board Meeting Minutes

 

 

A.        Call to Order/Roll Call:

 

      Meeting called to order at 12:30 p.m. by President Crimmins. 

 

       Present:        Tom Crimmins, Director/President

                            Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary

                          Alanna Grimm, Director

                          Jack Hern, Director

                          Shirley Stoller, Director/Vice President

 

       Staff Present:      Mike Galante, District Manager

                            Phil Boyd, District Engineer

                            Mike Ormsby, District Attorney

 

       Visitors:      David Korn

                               

B.        Consent Agenda:

 

1.         Minutes of 04/16/09 Board Meeting.

 

Approve consent agenda.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

D.        Oral Communication:

 

David Korn, Soft Pines Estates – Developer not maintaining subdivision common area.  Mr. Korn wants current water bill waived, $475.64 plus $20.00 reconnect fee.

 

Lien Developers four lots for water bill plus attorney fees.  Sign up homeowners association for new account.

 

Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

C.        Public Hearings for Annexation Election on May 26, 2009 for:

 

1.         Davis: 

 

Open Public Hearing at 12:44 p.m.  No written or oral comments.  Closed Public Hearing at 12:45 p.m.

 

Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

2.         Lovlyn:

 

Open Public Hearing at 12:46 p.m.  No written or oral comments.  Closed Public Hearing at 12:47 p.m.

 

Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

3.         Pillar Rock:

 

Open Public Hearing at 12:47 p.m.  No written or oral comments.  Closed Public Hearing at 12:49 p.m.

 

Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

4.         Chanticleer Estates:

 

Open Public Hearing at 12:49 p.m.  No written or oral comments.  Closed Public Hearing at 12:49 p.m.

 

Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

5.         Avondale 8th Addition:

 

Open Public Hearing at 12:49 p.m.  No written or oral comments.  Closed Public Hearing at 12:50 p.m.

 

Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

6.         Amy Jo Gibson:

 

Open Public Hearing at 12:51 p.m.  No written or oral comments.  Closed Public Hearing at 12:51 p.m.

 

Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

E.         Written Communications:

 

1.         Springrock Lane:

 

Received letter from Wayne Schulz regarding NKWD usage of road & contribution to road repair.  Manager to look at easement for NKWD road use.  NKWD to pay 1/14 of repair costs ($20,277.00); need two more estimates.  Manager to present proposal.

 

2.         James O’Connell:

 

Received letter from Mr. O’Connell, 04/30/09, regarding 11213 N Friar Drive residence.  Manager to send letter denying request forgiving excess usage; customer had been notified of leak on his side of meter.

 

F.         Treasury Report:

 

Hold to next meeting.

 

G.        District Attorney – Mike Ormsby:

 

2.         Annexations:

 

Order Adopting Annexations:

 

a.         Davis

b.         Lovlyn

c.         Pillar Rock

d.         Chanticleer Estates

e.         Avondale 8th Addition

f.           Amy Jo Gibson

 

Approve Petitions for Annexation.

 

Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

3.         Adoption of Resolution Setting Annexation Elections:

 

Pass Resolution 2009-14 authorizing annexation election for Soft Pines Estates, Snowberry Court, Rimrock Forest Estates, Woodland Heights 7th Addition, East Seasons Acres, and West Hayden Estates.

 

Director Hern – motion, Director Stoller – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

4.         Sierra Club:

 

Agreement progressing through their approval process.

 

5.         Twin Lakes/Echo Beach Parking Lot Lease:

 

Fence bid - $8,000 to fence entire property at applicants cost plus gravel parking area.  No use within 50’ of well.  Tycar lease – renewable if approved by both parties.  Attorney to draft lease.

 

1.         Executive Session:

 

Into Executive Session at 1:59 p.m. (Idaho Code 67-2345F).

Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

Out of Executive Session at 2:44 p.m.

Discussed litigation and potential litigation.

 

H.        District Engineer – Phil Boyd, P.E.:

 

1.         Project Overview:

 

Handed out and discussed updated overview. 

 

6.         Falls at Hayden:

 

Q.L.P.E. ready for approval.  Total of fees and off-site improvements - $324,164; include $38,000 for facility plan addendum in off-site latecomers agreement.  Add NKWD management fee.  There are 48 lots in subdivision.

 

3.         Wal-Mart:

 

Wal-Mart wants to renegotiate agreement into three phases of dollar deposits.

 

7.         U.S. 95 – Chilco Water Main Relocation (added):

 

State has questions regarding first engineer cost estimate (03/17/09) and redone (05/07/09) based on 04/16/09 comments.  Remove fire hydrants and hydroseeding, but keep 6” to 8” upgrade.

 

2.         Facility Plans – Progress Report:

 

No discussion.

 

4.         Water Rights – Capital Improvements:

 

No discussion.

 

5.         Avondale Waterline Surveys:

 

No discussion.

 

I.           District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

1.         Walgreen’s:

 

Paid mitigation fee; not yet hooked up to water system.

 

2.         Western States Service Contract:

 

Approve signing contract for $6,532.66 for testing and servicing quarterly.

 

Director Grimm – motion, Director Hern – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

3.         4S Ranch:

 

11 of 12 property owners have signed revised petitions.  Set Public Hearing for Annexation for 06/04/09 meeting.  Resolution 2009-15.

 

Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

Request I.D.W.R. for funding for project; $720,000.

 

Director Grimm – motion, Director Hern – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

4.         Selkirk Meadows Well Pump:

 

15hp, single phase, well pump failed; $60,000 - $100,000 for 3 phase power.  Replacement costs to Board at next meeting.

 

CRG Group has not yet paid mitigation fee.

 

5.         Larry Spencer:

 

Did not show up for meeting.

 

6.         LID No 1 Payment & Reserve Fund:

 

       Paid to date:  $211,364.87; Reserve - $40,000.00. 

       48 property owners did not pay yet - $13,675.

       Payment:  $83,646.00 05/09/09

 

       Holders to re-amortize loan.  Make additional payment of $87,718.80.

 

Director Hern – motion, Director Stoller – second.

       Motion approved unanimously.

 

 

 

J.         Board Members:

 

No items.

 

K.        Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:27 p.m.

 

       Director Grimm – motion, Director Stoller – second.

       Motion approved unanimously.

 

 

 

                                                   

Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary